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A Conversation with Malcolm Boyd and Mark Thompson

WithTeresa DeCrescenzo

Concepts presented throughout the text are integrated in this conversation with Malcolm Boyd, Episcopal priest, and his partner, gay activist Mark Thompson. The complexities of decisions about the “closet” are noted and a list of specific conclusions from this collection of papers are noted. Boyd and Thompson discuss varying degrees of “coming out” as well as the nature of professional contribution, whether from inside or outside the “closet.” Despite legitimate constraining circumstances which result in “closet” lifestyles, the most evolved, rewarding option for homosexuals appears to be the fully disclosed status. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1–800–342–9678. E-mail address: [email protected]]